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Eating Disorder

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V04657Ever strong fear/concern about being too overweightEA1EA1EA1
V04658Had strong worry/fear at time when weighed below averageEA1AEA1AEA1A
V04659Lowest body weight had purposefully after age 12EA2EA2
V04663unit for body height at lowest body weight on purposeEA3U
V04660Height at lowest body weight on purposeEA3
V04661# feet-height at lowest body weight on purposeEA3A
V04662# inches-height at lowest body weight on purposeEA3INEA3B
V04665Afraid of gaining weight when weighed leastEA6EA6EA6
V04666Do things like dieting or exercise to keep weight lowEA7EA7EA7
V04668Weighed least on purpose-stopped having periods for 3+ mthsEA9EA9EA9
V04669Feel like heavier than should have been/wanted to beEA10EA10EA10
V04670Think some parts of body too fatEA10BEA10BEA10B
V04671Self-esteem/confidence depended on thinnessEA10CEA10CEA10C
V04672Anyone tell you your low weight bad for health?EA10DEA10DEA10D
V04674Remember exact age of lowest weight with problemsEA12EA12EA12*
V04675Age at lowest weightEA12AEA12AEA12A
V04676Estimate age of 1st time lowest weight-computeEA12B
V04677Estimate age of 1st time lowest weightEA12B1EA12B1
V04679# different years at lowest weight plus other problemsEA13EA13EA13
V04681How recently at lowest weight and have problems ?EA15EA15EA15
V04682Age last at lowest weightEA15AEA15AEA15A
V04683Eating binges at least 2 times/week for several monthsEA16EA16EA16
V04684During binges- eat much more quickly than usualEA17EA17EA17
V04685During binges- eat until uncomfortably fullEA17AEA17AEA17A
V04686During binges- continue to eat even when don't feel hungryEA17BEA17BEA17B
V04687During binges- eat alone because embarrassed by quantityEA17CEA17CEA17C
V04688During or after binges- feel guilty/upset/depressed after bingedEA17DEA17DEA17D
V04689Around time of binging-afraid you would gain weightEA17EEA17EEA17E
V04690Felt like self-esteem/conf depended on weight/body shapeEA17FEA17FEA17F
V04691Worry about effect of binge on your health and bodyEA17GEA17GEA17G
V04692Often upset that eating out of control during and after bingesEA17HEA17HEA17H
V04694Remember exact age 1st binged 2 times/week for 3+ mthsEA19EA19EA19
V04695Age of 1st binged 2 times/week for 3+ mthsEA19AEA19AEA19A
V04696Estimate age 1st binged 2/week for 3+ mths-computedEA19BEA19B
V04697Estimate age of 1st binged 2/week for 3+ mthsEA19B1EA19B1EA19B1
V046981st binged 2/week for 3+ mths before 20sEA19B2EA19B2EA19B2
V04699# different years binged 2 times/week for 3+ mthsEA20EA20EA20
V04701How recently binged 2 times a week EA22EA22EA22
V04702Age last binged 2 times a weekEA22AEA22AEA22A
V04703Fast/liquid diet for 8 hours or longer to control weightEA23EA23
V04704After binging-fast/liquid diet for 8+ hours to control weightEA23AEA23AEA23A
V04705Took water pills/diuretics/weight control meds to control weightEA23BEA23BEA23B*
V04706Make yourself vomit to control weightEA23CEA23CEA23C*
V04707Used laxatives or enemas to control weightEA23DEA23DEA23D*
V04708Exercise excessively to control weightEA23EEA23EEA23E*
V04709Chew and then spit out food to control weightEA23FEA23FEA23F*
V04711Used weight control method 2 times/week for 3+ mthsEA25EA25EA25
V04712Remember exact age 1st weight contr method for 3+ mthsEA26EA26EA26
V04713Age 1st used weight control method for 3+ mthsEA26AEA26AEA26A
V04714Estimate age 1st used weight control method for 3+ mths-comEA26B
V04715Estimate age used weight control method for 3+ mthsEA26B1EA26B1EA26B1
V047161st used weight control method for 3+ mths before 20EA26B2EA26B2
V04717# of differents year used wght control method 2/wk for 3+ mthsEA27EA27EA27
V04719How recently did you use weight control strategyEA29EA29EA29
V04720Age last used weight control strategyEA29AEA29AEA29A
V04721Unit of massEA2U
V04724Worst month past yr-eating/wgt interf with chores at homeEA32A
V04725Worst month past yr-eating/wgt interf with chores at homeEA32AEA32A
V04726Worst month past yr-eating/wgt interfere with work/schoolEA32B
V04727Worst month past yr-eating/wgt interfere with work/schoolEA32BEA32B
V04729Worst month past yr-eating/wgt interf w/ family relationsEA32C
V04728Worst month past yr-eating/wgt interf w/ form/maint relationsEA32CEA32C
V04730Worst month past yr-eating/wgt interfere with social lifeEA32DEA32D*EA32D*
V04732# of days in past year unable to work/acts due to eating probsEA34EA34EA34
V04733Talked to med doctor or other prof about problems w/ eat/wgtEA35EA35
V04734Talked to professional about probs w/ eat/wgt in past 12 mthsEA35
V04735Age 1st saw doctor for eating problems EA35AEA35AEA37
V04736Ever in life talked to professional about problems w/ eat/wgtEA35A
V04737Tried to get professional help for probs w/ eating/weightEA35B
V04738Reason didn't get help for eating problem-1st mentionEA35C1
V04739Reason didn't get help for eating problem-2nd mentionEA35C2
V047401st time saw professional about eating/weight problemEA36
V04741Received helpful/effective treatment for eating/weight probsEA37EA37
V04742Age 1st received helpful treatment for eating/weight probsEA37AEA37A
V04743# profs talked to about eat/weight incl helpful trmt docEA37BEA37B
V04744# of professional talked to about eating/weight problemEA37CEA37C
V04745Receive prof treatment for eating/weight probin past yrEA38EA38
V04746Talk to psychiatrist about eating/weight problemEA38A
V04747Talk to other mental health prof about eating/weight problemEA38B
V04748Talk to family doctor about eating/weight problemEA38C
V04749Talk to other medical doctor about eating/weight problemEA38D
V04750Talk to other health prof about eating/weight problemEA38E
V04751Talk to religious/spiritual advisor about eating/weight problemEA38F
V04752Talk to other healer about eating/weight problemEA38G
V04753Professional was helpfulEA39
V04754Treatment received for eating/weight prob-1st mentionEA401
V04755Treatment received for eating/weight prob-2nd mentionEA402
V04756Treatment received for eating/weight prob-3rd mentionEA403
V04759Ever hospitalized overnight for eating/weight problemEA41
V04760Age 1st hospitalized overnight for eating/weight problemEA41A
V04761# times hospitalized overnight for eating/weight problemEA41B
V04762Received help from fam/friends/acquaint for eating/wgt probEA42
V04763Tried to get help from fam/friends/acquaint for eating/wgt probEA42A
V09198Why not eating dis help from fam/friends-1st mentionEA42B1
V09199Why not eating dis help from fam/friends-2nd mentionEA42B2

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